Ricciardo: FIA would now review Stroll Styrian GP move differently

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he was "frustrated" after being informed the FIA would probably make a different call in the outcome of his Styrian Grand Prix altercation with Lance Stroll

Ricciardo: FIA would now review Stroll Styrian GP move differently

Racing Point driver Stroll gained a position when he forced Ricciardo's Renault and himself wide at the Red Bull Ring's Turn 3 during their frantic late battle, which Ricciardo branded "desperate".

The pair crossed the line in seventh and eighth places respectively, and after an investigation the stewards subsequently declared that it was a racing incident.

But after a regular post-race review of the whole weekend involving Formula 1 race director Michael Masi and the stewards it was agreed that should a similar incident happen again, the likely outcome would be that the places would be reversed before the results were made official.

The incident was discussed in Friday's drivers' briefing in Hungary, where on hearing that the stewards had changed their view Ricciardo joked that he would like his points back.

"If it happens again today then we'd swap positions," he said when asked by Autosport.

"I think after the facts, they accepted that they would have done something different.

"But once Sunday night passes and Monday rolls over, the results are fixed. And you can't go back and switch positions or anything. So obviously a bit frustrated.

"There is a little bit of comfort knowing that that wouldn't stick, moving forward. So I guess we can take that. But I just felt like at the time, it should have been more more clear, and more obvious.

"And some of the conversation was also around me going off the track. But obviously, it wasn't my choice. I didn't drive off there for good fun. And we discussed it. They basically admitted they would do it differently next time."

Ricciardo says the stewards had accepted that the incident was not the same as the one in last year's Austrian GP, when Max Verstappen passed Charles Leclerc and the Ferrari driver was knocked wide but no penalty resulted.

"It doesn't help me now, or a few days ago, but I think that they are aware that there's a difference between that incident and the Leclerc/Verstappen incident last year, and that's that's the big one, it's the same corner," said Ricciardo.

"And it's still a very different outcome of the incident. So I think they're aligned with that now, it's not the same. At first, I think they did feel it was the same, which is why the initial penalty wasn't given."

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